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Criminal Minds

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Criminal Minds tv seriesSupervisory Special Agent Jason Gideon returns to the Behavioral Analysis Unit after an extended medical leave, and BAU team leader Aaron Hotchner must secretly evaluate Gideon's performance. Gideon's first case upon his return involves tracking down an unsub (unknown subject) in Seattle before he kills his latest kidnap victim.

Jason Gideon's FBI profile team is called to an Arizona College campus where students and teachers fall victim to arson. However the pyromaniac profile doesn't quite apply: the culprit didn't make sure (s)he could enjoy the crimes by observing the victims perishing. Dr. Spencer Reid finds a better way to fit the facts with a rarer serial killer logic: a 'religious' compulsion, in this case both triggered and given form by a boundless obsession with the number three- if this theory holds true a third, possibly triple, arson is at hand...

The team profiles the Tommy Killer, who rapes and murders women forced to watch him in upper class houses, where he destroys status symbols. As soon as the press notices that detail, he makes a habit of quoting 17th century poetic ballads on Death conversing with its victims. They are confident enough about their profile of a resentful, skilled white middle class man to rule out a less well-organized black attacker but arrest the suspect to make Tommy manifest himself, alas by an untraceable phone call - which precisely provides a crucial clue.

Criminal Minds - tv series

(2005 - till now) - Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Matthew Gray Gubler, Shemar Moore

Genre: Drama


Shemar Moore ... Derek Morgan
Thomas Gibson ... Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Dr. Spencer Reid
A.J. Cook ... Jennifer 'JJ' Jareau
Kirsten Vangsness ... Penelope Garcia
Paget Brewster ... Emily Prentiss
Mandy Patinkin ... Jason Gideon
Joe Mantegna ... David Rossi
Lola Glaudini ... Elle Greenaway
Meredith Monroe ... Haley Hotchner
Meta Golding ... Jordan Todd
Brian Appel ... Agent Anderson
Jane Lynch ... Diana Reid
Jayne Atkinson ... Erin Strauss
Jon Barton ... Military Technical Tactical Advisor
Dotan Baer ... FBI SWAT - Behavioural Analyst Unit
Nicholas Brendon ... Kevin Lynch
Josh Stewart ... Detective William LaMontagne Jr.
Gina Garcia ... Agent Sharp
Taylor Nichols ... William Reid
Amanda Bernero ... Rebecca Bryant
Rachel Grow ... Nurse
Cade Owens ... Jack Hotchner
Lukas Haas ... Clerk
Keith Carradine ... Frank
Bailey Chase ... James 'Colby' Baylor
James Van Der Beek ... Raphael
Sienna Guillory ... Kate Joyner
Amy Madigan ... Jane
Bill Smitrovich ... Det. Farraday
Jack McGee ... Detective Brustin
Erik Palladino ... Detective Cooper
Monique Daniels ... Lisa Bartleby
Wolf Muser ... Samuel
Bruce French ... Dr. Norman
Sabrina Gennarino ... Medic #2
Andrew Elvis Miller ... Medic #1
Moira Squier ... Sarah
Gonzalo Menendez ... Josh Cramer
Charles Haid ... Unsub
Stephanie Venditto ... Colleen
Elle Fanning ... Tracy Belle
Elizabeth Hendrickson ... Amy Cole
Doug Jones ... Domino Thacker
Loren Lester ... Dr. Shore
Molly Baker ... Jessica Brooks
Amie Farrell ... Shelly
Joel Heyman ... Detective One
Jimmy Kieffer ... Security Guard
Troy Holden ... Young hobo
Martha Boles ... Agent Breen
Christopher Frontiero ... Clerk
Lucia Sullivan ... Vicki
Dean Lemont ... Agent Green
Natalie Graziano ... Prison Guard
Tyler Poelle ... Cop
Donnell Turner ... Apartment Super
David Pearl ... Cop
Roberto 'Sanz' Sanchez ... SWAT Guy
Phinneas Kiyomura ... Another Dart Player
H. Charles Parrish ... Marine Guard
Lynnanne Zager ... Newscaster
K'Sun Ray ... Young Tobias
Don Swayze ... Man in Black
Stephanie Edmonds ... Crime Scene Witness
Tony Aaron II ... Modesto PD
Andrew Astor ... Young Spencer Reid
Spencer Hill ... Bartender #2
Justin Wren ... Riley
Cara Chute ... Nina Hale

Created by:
Jeff Davis

Writing credits:
Jeff Davis
Debra J. Fisher
Erica Messer
Edward Allen Bernero
Andrew Wilder
Chris Mundy
Simon Mirren
Aaron Zelman
Dan Dworkin
Andi Bushell
Oanh Ly
Edward Napier
Judy McCreary
Breen Frazier

Opening theme: "Criminal Mind"
Written by: Marc Fantini
Steffan Fantini
Scott Gordon
Mark Mancina

Original music by:
Marc Fantini
Steffan Fantini
Scott Gordon
Mark Mancina

Cinematography by:
Greg St. John
Glenn Kershaw

Language: English
Country: United States

Directed by:
Guy Norman Bee
Felix Enriquez Alcala
John E. Gallagher
Edward Allen Bernero
Glenn Kershaw
Gloria Muzio
Matt Earl Beesley
Steve Boyum
Charles Haid
Gwyneth Horder-Payton
Tim Matheson
Adam Davidson
Rob Spera

Produced by:
Deborah Spera
Gigi Coello-Bannon
Debra J. Fisher
Erica Messer
Simon Mirren
Edward Allen Bernero
Mark Gordon
Chris Mundy
Glenn Kershaw
Charles S. Carroll
Jennifer Yates
Aaron Zelman
Andi Bushell
Jeff Davis
Dan Dworkin
Andrew Wilder
Herb Adelman
Charles Murray
Judy McCreary
Breen Frazier
Holly Harold
Kiegan Downs
Francis Conway
Jagene Funk

Number of seasons: 4

Original channel:

Touchstone Television
Paramount Network Television
Mark Gordon Company
ABC Studios

2006 Nominated People's Choice Award Favorite New Television Drama
2006 Won ASCAP Award Top TV Series
2007 Won ASCAP Award Top TV Series
2008 Nominated Emmy Outstanding Stunt Coordination
2008 Nominated Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing - Music for Short Form Television
2008 Won BMI TV Music Award
2008 Won Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor 2008 Won ASCAP Award Top TV Series

Also Known As:
Criminal Minds
Criminal minds - FBI-tutkijat
Diavolika myala
Esprits criminels
Gyilkos elmek
Kriminalis elmek
Kurjuse kannul
Mentes criminales
Minti criminale


On the show, suspects are routinely referred to as "unsubs", or unknown subjects.

Matthew Gray Gubler was once photographed by famed photographer Mia Grace who had a small part in the series' pilot episode.

CBS aired an episode after Super Bowl XLI (2007) (TV) in the hopes of transforming the series from a relatively modest hit into a top ratings performer. The episode featured cameos by Super Bowl announcers Jim Nantz and Phil Simms.

The character of Special Agent Reid was a child prodigy, having graduated from high school at the age of 12. Matthew Gray Gubler, describing what may form his character's genius, has said that Reid may have Asperger's syndrome and perhaps even be mildly schizophrenic. Reid's mother was schizophrenic herself. JJ collected butterflies as a child.

Mandy Patinkin, who plays Gideon, has a son named Gideon.

In the time between Lola Glaudini's departure from the show and Paget Brewster's arrival, footage is used in the opening credits that originally featured Glaudini. The footage, from episode 1.03, is digitally altered so that Glaudini does not appear.

The original title for Criminal Minds was Quantico, and the pilot was filmed in Vancouver. In the Quantico script, Jason Gideon was named Jason Donovan.

When David Rossi joins the team, he makes a comment that their offices are better than "that bunker" the BAU used to work out of. The comment isn't metaphorical. The actual BAU (in its many earlier incarnations and titles) used to operate out of a bunker former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover had built below FBI headquarters in Quantico, VA.

Almost every single member of the BAU team uses a Glock pistol. Morgan and Hotch use a Glock 17, and carry a Glock 27 backup on their ankles. Morgan also opts for a tactical illumination attachment on his Glock 17 model. Reid uses a Glock 17 until early season four where he trades it in for a silver .38 Smith 65 3' revolver. Prentiss uses a Glock 19, while JJ uses a Glock 26, both of which were specified in a TV Guide Network tour of the props department. Jason Gideon used an older version standard Federal issue Sig Sauer P226 and David Rossi uses his own personal Springfield .45 caliber handgun.

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